Fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) is a derivation of Fiber-to-the-x, which is a generalization of the several configurations of optical fiber use in telecommunications hardware. In FTTP communication delivery, the fiber is run from the central dispersal center to the premise itself, rather than deploying the signals through a cable pole, etc. The speed of the connection depends on the size of the Passive Optical Network (PON). The speed of the broadband delivery could be as high as 100Mbps, but there are installation challenges to be met.
Companies replace copper cable wires with optical fiber in order to provide the highest-quality internet connection to their customers. It's expensive to make this change, but an FTTP infrastructure provides many attractive options to telecommunications vendors, such as enabling them to bundle voice, data, and video services into one package.

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Verizon launches NG-PON2 lab test with Ericsson, Calix, Adtran, laying foundation for 10G business services

Verizon has launched a NG-PON2 equipment test in its Innovation Lab in Waltham, Massachusetts, signaling the next stage of its fiber-to-the-premises evolution.

Cincinnati Bell conducts 400 Mbps over copper trial, sees potential for small cell backhaul services

Cincinnati Bell has completed a trial that delivered residential broadband speeds of up to 400 Mbps over existing copper as a method to complement its aggressive fiber-to-the-premises Fioptics rollout.

AT&T's Smith: Fiber is an integral part of combined wireline-wireless carrier approach

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Fiber-based broadband raises MDU rental values by 8 percent, says FTTH Council

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Hawaiian Telcom to wind down FTTH, IPTV investments in 2017

A Hawaiian Telcom executive says that it will begin winding down its FTTH and IPTV investments in 2017 as it reaches the end of its aggressive buildout.

AT&T one-ups Charter, Comcast in San Diego, El Paso with 1 Gbps launch

AT&T is keeping its foot on the fiber-to-the-premises pedal to stay ahead of Charter and Comcast, announcing that it has launched 1 Gbps services for residential and business customers in parts of El Paso and San Diego.

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AT&T responds to Google Fiber's $70 challenge with 1 Gbps launch in San Francisco area

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Google Fiber begins FTTH construction in San Antonio, but can't confirm service delivery timeline

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